There has been a lot of buzz around Les Miserables, the Hollywood film starring Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean and Russell Crowe as Javert. There were reports that women came out of the theatre in tears. The truth is, I was one of them.
We're two weeks away from the biggest, showiest, most controversial American public spectacle of the year. No, not the presidential inauguration – that's over. I'm talking about Hollywood's annual self-smooching love fest, the Academy Awards.
It's awards season again in Hollywood. Every year about this time, there's a certain select group of films you've been hearing about, with all kinds of nominations. It's up to the discriminating moviegoer to ask: Which are the least deserving?
How should you expect to feel after seeing a movie titled Les Misérables? Miserable, of course. A YouTube video demonstrates what may have been the intention of the movie producers: Have you sob loudly and miserably in the car after leaving the cinema.
‘Les Misérables’ is an epic musical adapted for the big screen with a stellar cast portraying the wretched characters as they try to survive during the years leading up to and during the French Revolution.
Les Misérables is a triumph on the big screen, with stellar performances by Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Sacha Baron Cohen, and many others. But the one who took my breath away was relative unknown Samantha Barks, who played the lovely Éponine.
This week’s releases include: another prehistoric adventure featuring an unlikely group of furry friends; an unsettling horror anthology; a childhood dream turned adult disaster; and a chapter in the longest-running scripted show in television history.
The 2012 live adaptation of the "Les Miserables" movie has released two new streaming clips of Russell Crowe and Hugh Jackman, respectively, as Inspector Javert and Jean Valjean singing their respective musical numbers.
Megamusical lovers, get ye to YouTube. Or to your local movie theatres. Universal Studios has just put out the first trailer for the long-awaited film version of "Les Misérables", which is due for release on December 14.
Tom Hooper (L), Hugh Jackman (C) and Sir Cameron Mackintosh (R) pictured in
Sydney in front of the Sydney Opera House on the final stop of their Les
Misérables international promotional tour ahead of the film’s Australian